Program

Wednesday 25th July 2018

9:00 am

Introduction from conference chair

Andrew West, SCADA Protocol Standards Expert; Chair, DNP Technical Committee; Regional Technical Director, SUBNET Solutions

Security

9:10 am

Critical Infrastructure Security Centre

Lachlan Bickley, Director, Critical Infrastructure Centre Risk Assessments (Energy & Water), Home Affairs

Dr Kenneth Radke, Senior Technical Advisor, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Signals Directorate

9:50 am

Global trends and technology advances in SCADA Security

  • Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti : A widely known APT group attacking energy and industrial sectors
  • Protecting SCADA from state-sponsored espionage
  • Reverse engineering of threats

Noushin Shabab, Senior Security Researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab

10:30 am

Morning tea and networking

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

11:00 am

Standardising ICS security architecture (design, build, operate) using IEC 62443

A transport case study:

  • Introduction to ICS Security Architecture and SABSA & IEC 62443 Integration
  • Alignment of ICS security architecture with transport business strategy
  • Application & integration of security architecture standards (IEC 62443, SABSA) for Transport
  • Key benefits of security architecture development for ICS transport operators

Dr Christopher Beggs, Managing Director, Security Infrastructure Solutions

11:40 am

The integration of SCADA and Corporate IT asset information platforms

  • Consolidating asset data across traditional ERP systems and operational SCADA systems
  • Converging asset data and data services facility for performance management and rapid decisions
  • Leveraging large scale analytics from high volume operational data
  • Realising higher value and improved budgets for SCADA operations through increased usage / value of data

Robbie Cook, Information Management Architect, Transgrid

12:20 pm

Case Study – City West Water: Lessons learnt in optimising a growing asset

  • Defining resource requirements
  • Balancing preventative versus responsive maintenance
  • Enterprise Asset Management integration and optimisation
  • Planning for future technology, growth and expansion

Scott Humphreys, SCADA Team Leader Infrastructure and Delivery, City West Water

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking

DATA – Leveraging the information SCADA provides

2:00 pm

Performance-Based Maintenance Prioritisation: Tools and Processes

  • Optimal asset management through a performance-based maintenance approach
  • Defining performance baseline patterns through long-term analysis
  • Analysing work order history – Highlighting abnormally high breakdown maintenance effort to determine underlying station performance issues
  • Successfully detecting operational degradation – Predict and prevent versus react

Dr Stephen Beckwith, Manager Water Conveyance Design, Water Corporation WA 

2:40 pm

Device Management: The Other Data

Intelligent control system devices often contain a wealth of operational, configuration and asset management data, together with logs, fault records, etc. Different users require access to different information in the system and this access needs to be managed securely. Operational data communication with control system devices is now commonly deployed using standards such as Modbus, DNP3 or IEC 61850. In contrast, access to other data is not well standardized and is often handled in a proprietary manner. This presentation looks at some of the issues that should be considered to facilitate access device management of a heterogeneous equipment fleet.

Andrew West, SCADA Protocol Standards Expert; Chair, DNP Technical Committee; Regional Technical Director, SUBNET Solutions

3:20 pm

Afternoon tea and networking

3:50 pm

Panel: Cloud versus hosted onsite – Defining the best elements to deploy and where

  • Cloud computing – Implications and opportunities for SCADA operations
  • Pros & cons of cloud versus hosted
  • Benefits of cloud
  • Benefits of onsite storage
  • Cloud computing – Implications and opportunities for SCADA operations
    defining the best elements for your business

Etienne Clauw, Sales Manager Australia & New Zealand, Servelec Technologies

Andrew West, SCADA Protocol Standards Expert; Chair, DNP Technical Committee; Regional Technical Director, SUBNET Solutions

Pascal Schaub, Director and Principal, DT Partners

4:50 pm

Close of conference and networking drinks

Thursday 26th July 2018

9:00 am

Introduction from conference chair

Andrew West, SCADA Protocol Standards Expert; Chair, DNP Technical Committee; Regional Technical Director, SUBNET Solutions

Communications

9:10 am

Spectrum for SCADA: Reviews, reform and transition

  • Channel plan for relocated point-to-multipoint services
  • New spectrum for mobile broadband
  • New spectrum to support low power, low duty cycle communications suitable for some types of machine-to-machine communications such as smart infrastructure, metering and control
  • New frequency arrangements for the trunked land mobile service (TLMS), including changes to bandwidth allocations
  • New frequency arrangements for two-frequency fixed links, including changes to bandwidth allocations and frequency duplex splits
  • A general ‘defragmentation’ of the 800 MHz band (to improve efficiency) and red tape reduction through a simplification of fixed link sub-types and associated licensing and assignment instructions.

Mark Loney, Executive Manager, Operations, Services and Technologies Branch, Australian Communications and Media Authority

9:50 am

Communications challenges in underground SCADA networks

  • Creating robust SCADA comms for safety-critical 24/7 networks
  • Difficulties in creating reliable communications within an ever-changing geographical environment added to constantly moving vehicles
  • Infrastructure placement – Impacts of channel and spectrum frequency on reliability
  • Fault finding in radio networks

Nathan Williams, Design Engineer, Command for Underground Material Handling and Underground Division, Caterpillar Underground Mining

10:30 am

Morning tea and networking

11:00 am

Case study: National Integrated Operations Centre

  • The business case for a new SCADA Control Centre
  • Planning and design considerations
  • Inadequacies of the former centre and key considerations to future proof the next iteration
  • Development of the Backup Control Facility

Nick Edmiston, Control Room Supervisor, National Integrated Operations Centre, APA Group

11:40 am

Case study: Browse Basin Operations Centre

  • Designing control rooms for optimal operational performance
  • Measuring and managing increasing volumes of information
  • Achieving functional and situational awareness to reduce alarms and address issues before they escalate
  • Design, implementation and operation of an advanced collaborative environment for enhanced performance
  • Developing clear command and control structures
    Assurance frameworks to ensure a safe design and delivery of control rooms

David Cavanagh, Managing Director, Integrated Energy

12:20 pm

Virtual reality – Utilising virtual reality to design and implement SCADA environments

  • Visualising in 3D new mechanical and instrument design
  • Operational efficiency, usability and functionality – perfecting in design stage
  • Significant budget and cost savings through perfecting design and build it once methodology
  • Improved engineering and safety-in-design

Dr Stephen Beckwith, Manager Water Conveyance Design, Water Corporation WA 

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking

2:00 pm

Digital transformation in the engineering of SCADA systems in a smart grid

  • Shortcomings of the current engineering approach
  • Smart grid applications – requirements for a different engineering process
  • Specification and use case design – concepts for model-based engineering and validation support system
  • Model-driven development approach – use case design to validation, deployment and commissioning

Pascal Schaub, Director and Principal, DT Partners

2:40 pm

Renewable and stored energy integration within SCADA networks

  • Challenges in integrating diverse pull-push two-way energy supply factors
  • Integration of renewables and stored energy to enhance SCADA function
  • Communications – improving function decision support systems
  • Scaling down and improving cost efficiencies to deliver smart microgrids and community grids

Marcus Steel, Principal Application Engineer, Regional Electricity Micro-grids

3:20 pm

Close of conference and afternoon tea